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Cresco Labs, MOCA Score Coveted Licenses To Open Weed Shops In River North

The state surprised by issuing two licenses for dispensaries at 436 N. Clark St. and 216 W. Ohio St. Friday.

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Illinois Will Charge ‘Essential’ Workers $1 For Child Care During Coronavirus Emergency

Gov. JB Pritzker said the state will pick up all but $1 of the tab for health care workers, grocery clerks and other “essential” workers who place their children in state-licensed child care centers or homes.

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Chicago Plans To Give 100,000 Tech Devices To Students. Here Are The Rules.

Devices will go first to special education students, English language learners and students in eighth grade and higher who don’t have devices at home.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Officials Preparing For Peak In Cases, Hoping To Save Lives

Illinois' peak in coronavirus cases is expected to come in mid- to late April.

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Despite Stimulus Bill Promising Unemployment Benefits, Independent Contractors Wait For Answers As Savings Vanish

Gig workers qualify for unemployment under the new stimulus bill — but 1099 workers are being asked to wait indefinitely as a new system is set up to serve them.

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Sick Inmate’s Wife Terrified Coronavirus Will Kill Downstate Prisoners Who Lack Supplies: ‘Every Other Cell … Someone Is Sick’

At Stateville, the woman's husband still has a cellmate who's staying with him despite his illness, she said. And staff walk around, interacting with the men who are incarcerated. "A lot of them are coughing."

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70% Of People Dying From Coronavirus In Chicago Are Black, Report Says

30 percent of people being killed by the virus statewide are Black, state officials announced Sunday.

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As Illinois Surpasses 10,000 Coronavirus Cases, Medical Experts Plea: ‘Please Continue To Stay Home’

In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,453 new confirmed cases and 33 more deaths.

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After Kushner Blames Coronavirus Failures On States, Pritzker Fires Back: ‘It’s Called The UNITED States of America’

"What the heck has the Trump administration been doing over the last three-and-a-half years?" Mayor Lori Lightfoot added.